Small Kitchen Big Taste is a boutique catering company formed by Karen in 2009. In November 2013, she opened SKBT in North Haven, CT. Through healthy, delicious, made-with-love prepared foods, soup-to-nuts catering for events and lots and lots of foodie inspiration right here through the website and recipes, we want you to fall in love with food!


Owner and Chef

I've always been passionate about food, and events.  Small Kitchen Big Taste grew out of that love, and started out as a blog about food in 2009… and the adventures that go along with cooking in a teeeeny tiny kitchen! It followed my baking and cooking adventures and eventually landed us where we are today! There is nothing that gives me more joy than creating beautiful food, inspired menus, personal events, and lasting memories ... and that is our goal here at SKBT!  When I'm not in the kitchen, I'm hanging with my mini Emilia (she's three) and other half Alex, or finding ways to support, encourage, and inspire/be inspired by other badass ladybosses in and around New Haven County.

Ali DeMatteo

Events Manager

Ali has worked in the foodservice industry for over 10 years.  She is a graduate of Albertus Magnus with her Bachelors in marketing/advertising.  Annnnnd she's an overall customer service and event ROCKstar.  When she's not killing it at an event with SKBT, you can find her galavanting with her rescue pup Harlee.

Yazmin Fuentes

Prep Cook, Assistant Catering Cook

Yazmin is a graduate of the ConnCAT Culinary Arts Academy Program, and has been with SKBT since September 2017.  We love having her in the kitchen cooking up all sorts of YUM!  Her true passions are teaching, baking, and finding art in food.  And, this girl knows her WAY around a cheeseboard. 

Bill Fitzmaurice

Prep Cook, Events Assistant, Only Dude, Longest Standing Employee